As consumer expectations ramp up, API performance has never been more important than it is today. It’s a well-known statistic that 53% of web users will abandon a web page if it takes more than 3 seconds to load.
These expectations don’t necessarily line up with the technical requirements of an API. Read more
With API breaches emerging by the week, testing is more crucial than ever
There’s a tendency to believe that if something is working, it’s fine. As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The problem with this is that, particularly when it comes to APIs, it isn’t always easy to spot whether or not something is broken. Read more
To ensure quality performance throughout a digital ecosystem, we can’t understate the need for constant API monitoring. Tuning into cues like uptime, speed, latency, endpoint usage frequency, and more can provide key performance indicators to respond to issues and improve the platform over time. Read more
Challenging Conventional Wisdom
Conventional wisdom suggests that a new project should start with a monolithic server because a unified application can make the workflow easier for a small start-up team. But microservices can be a valuable alternative in the right circumstances. Read more
API metrics are perhaps the single most important factor in improving any API system. Metrics are inherently valuable – tracking data on API usage, availability, uptime, and other insights is pivotal to keeping a consistently healthy platform. That being said, it’s an unfortunate truth that many developers do not leverage API analytics to their full power, simply preferring to consider metrics a business tool, and little else. Read more